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Calcium Hydroxide

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Calcium hydroxide, also known as slaked lime or hydrated lime, is a chemical compound formed when calcium oxide (quicklime) reacts with water. It is a white, crystalline powder with a slightly alkaline taste and has low solubility in water. Calcium hydroxide is an alkaline substance, and its water solution is referred to as lime water.

PACKAGING TYPE

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Ca(OH)2

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CHEMICAL NAME

Calcium Hydroxide

INDUSTRY

Water Treatment & Mining

APPLICATION

  1. Construction Industry: Calcium hydroxide is used in the construction industry as a key component of mortar and plaster. It reacts with carbon dioxide in the air to form calcium carbonate, contributing to the hardening of structures.
  2. Soil Amendment: Calcium hydroxide is applied in agriculture as a soil amendment to improve soil structure and reduce acidity. It is often used to treat acidic soils.
  3. Water Treatment: Calcium hydroxide is utilized in water treatment processes for the softening of hard water by precipitation of calcium carbonate.
  4. pH Adjustment: It is added to industrial processes and wastewater treatment for pH adjustment.
  5. Food Industry: It is also used in the food industry for pickling and preserving certain foods.
  6. Dental Applications: In dental applications, calcium hydroxide is used in certain dental cements and materials. 

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

Calcium dihydroxide Slaked lime Hydrated lime Lime Milk of lime

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

74.093 g/mol

CAS NUMBER

1305-62-0

CHEMICAL FORMULA

Ca(OH)2

HS CODE

28259040

DENSITY

2.211 g/cm3

MELTING POINT

580 °C

BOILING POINT

Not Specified

VISCOSITY

Not Specified

SHELF LIFE

1 year

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Calcium Hydroxide garners widespread acclaim for its extraordinary attributes particularly its outstanding properties like PH Modifiers. Its importance spans across various sectors, most notably Water Treatment & Mining where it occupies a crucial role. The unmatched traits of this compound make it indispensable in present-day scenarios, elevating both efficiency and efficacy.

Why should you choose Elchemy for your chemical needs? The answer is simple - we are much more than just a distributor. We are a dynamic force that is reshaping the chemical industry. We have strong affiliations with Indian and global suppliers, which gives us unparalleled insight into the industry's capacity. This ensures that we can meet worldwide demand with ease.

Our expertise in custom manufacturing, combined with our customer-centric approach, positions us as your ideal partner. We understand the complexities of the global chemical market, which is why we mitigate supply chain, documentary, and compliance risks. This ensures seamless operations. We prioritize your peace of mind by implementing rigorous quality assurance and contractual agreements. Our market intelligence and arbitrage strategies keep you ahead of the curve, while our end-to-end logistics and strategically located warehouses guarantee efficient delivery. You can benefit from our DDP shipments and competitive prices, fueled by economies of scale. Our extensive database of manufacturers and digital tracking platform make managing your supply chain easier than ever before.

At Elchemy, we are committed to navigating the complexities of the chemical industry and delivering excellence with every interaction. Trust us to help you transform the future of chemicals, one satisfied customer at a time.

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